August 22, 2019

New I-9 Form on the Horizon

USCIS has proposed revisions to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which include:

  • Expanded Form I-9 instructions and a revised layout.
  • New, optional data fields to collect the employee’s e-mail address and telephone number.
  • New data fields to collect the foreign passport number and country of issuance. Only foreign nationals authorized to work in the U.S. who have also recorded their I-94 admission number on Form I-9 will need to provide the foreign passport number and country of issuance.

While these proposals must be issued as part of a final rule before they become effective, employers should be on the lookout for the new form in the coming months. The public comment period ended in late May.

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  1. The Department of Homeland Security recently announced it is eliminating the I-94 card that evidenced nonimmigrant status for arriving nonimmigrants by air or sea. The I-94 card is commonly used on the I-9 form by nonimmigrants whose status bears inherent work authorization. Thus, the I-9 already as already submitted for revision can expected to need revision once again to e.g. include in List A documents acceptable for work verification the admission stamp that is expected to be issued in lieu.

    –Margaret Makar, MakarVisaLaw.US

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